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rabeb25

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Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 23, 2015, 12:56:45 PM »
Had my old fermentation chamber die, so I decided to go a new route and built something a little different. I had been running a single brewpi, but with the new setup I wanted independent controls for each fermenter. I started with the addition of these:


Then I bought a few of these from amazon for cheap:


Against my wifes dismay, I did what any normal person would do and strip it down and cut a giant rectangle out of the door.


Then I went to Home Depot and picked up some supplies..FRP edging, some silicone and a couple sheets of plexi. I then trimmed out the door with the FRP edging:


I then installed the plexi(double sealed panes), which fits perfectly in the FRP edging:


Started installing the LED lighting, mini hair dryer for heating, a fan to circulate air, and the temp probes, did a test fit midway though:


With the lights out:


Then I built its clone:


Lights out


They fit nicely into "The Cellar"


Which fits nicely into "The Beerery"



Cheers!






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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 01:15:23 PM »
Nice build. Jealous of your setup.
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 01:21:52 PM »
That is one rocking setup. Awesome.
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 01:32:22 PM »
Great work. Starting to think about planning out my brewing space as I think we will be in this house for awhile now. Really like your layout
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 03:07:17 PM »
That's sweet.  Just for reference, how big are those fermenters?  Could you fit a carboy or betterbottle in those fridges?
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 03:16:10 PM »
Got mine earlier this week! Been thinking of a way to regulate the temp.  The mini fridge i have now is to small for this guy.
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 03:35:43 PM »
Looking good! Well thought out.
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 03:42:38 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 04:20:43 PM »
Yea, That's quite the set up you have there. I'll be happy when I have an old fridge to start regulating fermentation temp.

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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 05:31:55 PM »
Please stop. The envy is painful.
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 05:48:10 PM »
With a fair degree of certainty I can say that I would be unemployed, single or both if I had a set up like that.  There is some great thought put into what you're doing.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 05:55:15 PM »
Got mine earlier this week! Been thinking of a way to regulate the temp.  The mini fridge i have now is to small for this guy.


Nice looking rig, congrats!

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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 08:30:21 PM »
That is a brewhaus to be proud of! With those SS fermentor's you don't need to do any type of modifications to the inside part of the fridge?

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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 08:50:52 PM »
love it, nice hack!
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Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2015, 12:31:56 PM »
That's sweet.  Just for reference, how big are those fermenters?  Could you fit a carboy or betterbottle in those fridges?

The buckets are 20.5" H x 12.5" W  , looks like you have about 6" to the bottom of the freezer...if that helps?